A Safe Place FOR ALL & Not Just For Some.


Today as I went out to a local thrift shop here in my new home, I was waiting for the bus to take me back.   I noticed a sticker which read “A Safe Place”  Upon closer inspection the sticker posted on the window of the establishment read that it was for the LGBT community.   I say great.   But I have a question.   What about people of color?

Black, brown, Native, Indian cultures etc don’t we warrant any such stickers?   Because let me say I have been a target of HATE!  Just by how I look alone.   2010, 2017  I heard the word Nigger several times like it was nothing.   Often it is used to really degrade me.  I don’t care how tough a person you are if your black person this word cuts to the core.   Of course I have no choice but to take it on the chin because NO ONE will stand up for me.  No one cares.   I sure would like to see someone get what they deserved over calling a black person out like that.   You out there that like to throw that word around like it’s nothing you better be careful WHO you talk to like that.

Offend the wrong person & what you say may be your last words on Earth.   I’m sick & tired of being called that vile word.


Published by: The Lonely Shepard

Me: I grew up in an extremely abusive & disadvantaged family environment were both parents were really immature & their relationship messy! I was abducted by my Father at age 8 abused physically, mentally, degraded by his 2nd Wife, and I didn't see my Mother again until 4 years later, I had to risk my neck + my life to run off to seek help with the local police & this was way before there was any such laws on the books for child abuse. Think on that awhile. Had learning disabilities all throughout school by the time I graduated I learned nothing, was prepared for nothing out in the World. Think on that. Joined the United States Army right out of High School only reason I did join was that at the time there was an Army recruiter right on the High School campus & he took an interest in me. So I joined. I was really in over my head. But what else could I do? I lived with a single Mom who was emotionally unstable & I had ZERO support from anyone including the school staff + administrators. The military was hard & degrading to me as a woman but I got out with an honorable discharge. More about me: A series of dead end jobs, my mind was totally a mess after I got out of the Army, still had no support not even from the Veterans admin. My journey has been a total nightmare of: trying to find out about myself, learning about myself, how to live as an adult, all with no help. Now after long , and intensive filled journey I'm trying to get back on track with my life I want to go to school with the hope of one day attending University. I don't wish my journey on anyone. No one gave me guidance: as a child as a teen as a young adult I was all on my own! and it was real lonely , isolating, extremely frightening. Family? don't really have any. Now remember everyone I'm African American & I receive little to no respect I don't even warrant a speeding car that will slow down. "The person who sang the National Anthem sang the last note so high that no could reach it! That was intentional!" Belize from Tony Kushners play Angels In America. If you've read this far I will leave my email in case you want to leave me a msg. Those that are rude will get deleted immediately. Contact: Yogibeara425@hushmail.com

Categories just trying to make it in a World full of hate & intolerance for people of color